Archive for the ‘Aktion Club’ Category

Thank You from the WRBA

December 12, 2010

We just wanted to pass along our thanks to everyone who made donations and contributions to today’s party for the Aktion Club at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps, hosted by the Glendale Kiwanis.  The party was a terrific success.

Here are the gifts prepared for the developmentally challenged adults by the Glendale Kiwanis.  Through your generosity, we were able to add at least one present to each gift bag.

Many thanks to the Glendale Kiwanis, Assemblyman Mike Miller and his staff, and the Woodhaven-Richmond Hill Volunteer Ambulance Corps for allowing the Woodhaven Residents Block Association to take part in this special day.

There are a lot of things that the Woodhaven Residents’ Block Association can do — we’ve shown that we can make noise and get attention.  It’s nice to know that we can pull together and do something nice for others, especially at this time of year.  We hope that we can do more of that in the upcoming year.

If you’d like to be part of that in 2011, please note that our first meeting of 2011 is on Saturday, January 8th at 1 PM at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps — 78-15 Jamaica Avenue.

Woodhaven Residents To Play Santa for Developmentally Challenged Adults

November 15, 2010

The WRBA is asking residents of Woodhaven to buy small Christmas gifts for developmentally challenged adults to be handed out at a Christmas Party for the Aktion Club, to be held at the Woodhaven Volunteer Ambulance Corps on Saturday, December 11th at 5:30 PM.  All are invited to attend.

The gift should be somewhere between 5 and 10 dollars — socks, gloves, winter hats — these are all good items to purchase.  For the men, deodorants and after shave, and for the ladies, makeup and perfume — these are also all small gifts that will be appreciated.  Don’t wrap them. You can drop them off at the offices of the WRBA (84-20 Jamaica Avenue) — if the office is shut, you can leave the gifts with Spirare Cleaners next door.  If you don’t know what to get, or if you don’t have time — yet you still want to contribute — you can make a donation in an envelope and we will get something and wrap it for you.

Note: This party is on the same day — in the same room — as the next Woodhaven Town Hall meeting.  So you can also bring the gift to the meeting that day if you are attending.  If you plan to do that, let us know as we are keeping count to ensure that every adult gets a gift.  We need to buy small gifts for 30 men and 15 women.

We went to this party last December — our full coverage is here — and it was wonderful.  Here’s a young man who is blind and wanted to meet Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer — he’s feeling Rudolph’s face —

Here’s a woman who was thrilled to be getting a gift —

If you have the time, please stop by on December 11th — and please help us spread the word — help us bring a little extra happiness to these men and women this Christmas.